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Lucinda Williams, a three-time Grammy Award winner, will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in the Shearman Fine Arts Center. (Special to the American Press)

Lucinda Williams, a three-time Grammy Award winner, will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in the Shearman Fine Arts Center. (Special to the American Press)

Williams to perform tonight at Shearman Fine Arts Center

Last Modified: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 1:00 PM

Special to the American Press

Lake Charles native and three-time Grammy winner Lucinda Williams will be in concert here — for the first time ­— at 7:30 p.m. today, May 21, in the Shearman Fine Arts Center.

Williams, born here in 1953 while her father was a McNeese professor, said Bob Dylan remains her primary songwriting influence.

She discovered Dylan in 1965 ­— at age 12 — when “Highway 61 Revisited” was released and started comparing her songs to his.

Her career ambled along until 1992 when Mary Chapin Carpenter recorded Williams’ “Passionate Kisses,” which was a double Grammy winner — Williams for writing the song and Carpenter for her rendition.

Five years later, “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

Williams’ appearance here will be her fifth stop on a six-week tour through the Southeast. In September, her 12th full-length album, “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone,” will be released.

Bill Shearman

Posted By: Frank Camalo Frank and Tony Productions. On: 5/22/2014

Title: Williams to perform tonight

Thank you for publishing. Lucinda was very touched by the reception of the fine people of Lake Charles. Mayor Randy Roach proclaimed May 21, 2014 as Lucinda Williams Day and presented her the key to the city.
She performed varied set of ballads and blistering rockers that had the crowd on its feet.She is a gifted artist with an true love of Louisiana. She's a Southern woman..

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